Hello forum! mk1 focus estate 1.8TDdi

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Re: Hello forum! mk1 focus estate 1.8TDdi

Postby frv » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:34 am

Great result BT - it's always nice to break your own record :D

66.5mpg is a superb 29.4% over man. combined figure, a smidgen more and you're into the 30+% bracket - you can do it, especially as it warms up....
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(Retired) '06 Honda FR-V 2.2 i-CTDi - Best/longest tank: 67.92mpg (+51.6%) / 815.5 miles.

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Re: Hello forum! mk1 focus estate 1.8TDdi

Postby Borked_Turbo » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:13 pm

Well another tank and its 66 mpg, 0.5 less than the last one :(
I blame the snow last friday, had to take a detour through snowcoverd ungritted roads which I had never driven before, heaters and headlights+fog lights thats my story and in sticking to it! :D

mabe next time ill get more but i think perhaps 66ish mpg is the limit or what i can do with a 'stock' car, as in no weight saving being done etc.
Perhaps time to start thinking about splitting my fuel ups to save some weight and add them all when it works out as a full tank. ;)
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Re: Hello forum! mk1 focus estate 1.8TDdi

Postby frv » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:06 am

I'm sure you'll do even better when it warms up - makes a big difference to me!
My 2 best tanks have both come in Aug/Sept and May onwards I usually get at least 5% better mpg than average for winter. 70 is calling :D
'15 Audi A3 Sportback SE CoD S-Tronic - 5+ year average 55+mpg
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Re: Hello forum! mk1 focus estate 1.8TDdi

Postby Borked_Turbo » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:17 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Driving EVEN SLOWER THAN NORMAL GOT ME:-
73.x Mpg!


A fair bit of night driving with nobody on the road+ me testing an idea of trying to keep as close to +50% of engine idle speed has really paid off!
for my car that was 1200 rpm, for as much as possible, although obviously that wasn't always possible all the time and I did have some spirited runs to give the engine a shakedown.
It would be kinda hard for me to explain why I thought +50% idle engine would be a good target but it seems to have worked out very well!
[diminishing returns on air and fuel consumption, extra heat being generated then wasted, extra internal friction+ external drag etc etc, im an engineer so this all floats about in my head alot]

I had to stop and fill up 10litres early on this tank tho as i had some of those tesco fuel save things to use which expire today, only 4pence a litre but it helps bring the avg cost per mile down. I shall have to work out what my range would have been :)

I shall have to try and repeat this again! ^^

+42.6% over the factory 51.4mpg :) ironically I was re-listening to the original BBC Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy on the way, perhaps...... a sign? :lol:

Anyway here is the little happy msg from fuelly for this particular fill up:-


Fuel-up Added!
Best Tank!

Congratulations, this tank is your best so far at 73.7 mpg! You beat

your previous record 66.5 mpg on March 11, 2014 by 7.3 mpg.
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MPG: 73.7
L/100km: 3.8
km/L: 26.1
Miles: 694.0
Litres: 42.790
Price: £1.289/Litre
Total: £55.156


EDIT:- just realised this has just touched me to under 10p per mile as well! ah this was a good tank! :mrgreen:
and that its actually 43.38% over factory spec, so not quite 42 but im happy with more! :lol:
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Re: Hello forum! mk1 focus estate 1.8TDdi

Postby frv » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:51 am

Yay :D

Brilliant result there, you managed it even faster than I thought 8-)
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Re: Hello forum! mk1 focus estate 1.8TDdi

Postby Borked_Turbo » Fri May 16, 2014 8:08 pm

Well, after a few ups and downs in mpg being tracked, and oddly getting the exact same 73.7 mpg on a tank ive managed to eek out another .4 mpg out of my car bringing my new best to 74.2mpg :) and now im down to 9.4 pence per mile :mrgreen:

Fuelly paste:-

MPG: 74.2
L/100km: 3.8
km/L: 26.3
Miles: 728.0
Litres: 44.620
Price: £1.199/Litre
Total: £53.499


only annoying thing is I think I might have been able to do better as some of the time was very spirited driving but I think im definately getting to the limit of what i can get out of the old girl.
153k on the clock now, just another 85k to go then I will have taken her the distance to the moon! :lol: ( I need at least 238,900 miles)
Adding a towbar and roof rack in a few weeks, that will probably make a bit of a dent in whats possible, will be interesting to see...
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Re: Hello forum! mk1 focus estate 1.8TDdi

Postby Smithsk71 » Sat May 17, 2014 7:45 am

Great result BT, doesn't get much better than Hypermiling Bangernomics for saving cash :)
2008 Touran 1.9 SE - best tank 752 miles
2000 Golf GTI - best tank 475.9 miles
Retired - 2013 Clio dCi 88 - 32 fill-ups (27,631 miles) @ 68.6mpg average

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Re: Hello forum! mk1 focus estate 1.8TDdi

Postby Borked_Turbo » Sat May 17, 2014 3:19 pm

Nah, I failed at bangernomics and fell in love with my car after a few years, market value only matters if your planning on selling you car,im not :mrgreen: and being a focus parts are plentiful,cheap and even my 5yr old knows how to fit them :D
Foglights were free and the roof rails I got out of a breakers yard were £10, and the whole tow bar assembly+ electrics I got on ebay for 99p!!
I checked out the thule site and to buy the tow bar new would be £450+vat and fitting :lol: .
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Re: Hello forum! mk1 focus estate 1.8TDdi

Postby frv » Sat May 17, 2014 7:17 pm

Excellent result all round BT :D
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(Retired) '06 Honda FR-V 2.2 i-CTDi - Best/longest tank: 67.92mpg (+51.6%) / 815.5 miles.

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Re: Hello forum! mk1 focus estate 1.8TDdi

Postby Borked_Turbo » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:14 am

Sailed through Its mot without so much as a bulb or wiper blade needing done :P ,dammit this car it making me too attached to it :lol:
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